The Little Epicurean

Jan 19 2017

Homemade Microwave Popcorn

Homemade microwave popcorn is quick, easy, and super customizable! All you need is a paper bag, popcorn kernels, and a microwave. 

Homemade Microwave Popcorn (with flavor mix-ins!)

I hate movie theater popcorn. It’s often too buttery, too salty, or worse- served at room temperature.  Let’s not even get into how much my local theater charges for a small ($6!). But I’m only human. And I still succumb to movie theater popcorn about once or twice a year. I can’t help it. I’m a snacker. And I love popcorn. When I’m at home and it’s Netflix/HBO Go/movie night, I want a bowl of popcorn to enjoy with my ice cold beer/glass of wine/mug of tea.

And at home, homemade microwave popcorn is easier than deciding what movie/tv series to watch. I kid you not.

Homemade Microwave Popcorn (with flavor mix-ins)

Growing up, I consumed tons and tons of that packaged, plastic wrapped super buttery microwave popcorn. Obviously, this was before anyone mentioned anything about all the chemicals found in microwave popcorn. It was the good ol’ 80s and 90s when bigger was better and easiest was best. My eyes were opened sometime in middle school when a science teacher showed us how to make stove top popcorn. The following year, another teacher showed us how to make popcorn in a brown paper bag. My. mind. was. blown.

And then best part of homemade popcorn- you can flavor it with all sorts of tastiness. My personal favorite: RANCH POPCORN (photographed above).

Homemade Microwave Popcorn (with flavor mix-ins!)

Jan 17 2017

Breakfast Potato Nachos

Breakfast Potato Nachos

Put an egg on it and you’ve got breakfast potato nachos!  The Super Bowl is coming up. I may not follow football, but I never miss a football party. Buffalo wings, chili, spinach artichoke dip, pizza, and ribs. Food is reason enough to attend. But my all time favorite tailgating food, hand downs, has to

Jan 12 2017

Champorado (Filipino Chocolate Rice Porridge)

Champorado Filipino Chocolate Rice Porridge

Champorado is a Filipino chocolate rice porridge that is traditionally served for breakfast.  Believe it or, champorado (Filipino chocolate rice porridge) is traditionally served for breakfast. Chocolate for breakfast may sound like a dream, but there’s a caveat. It’s typically served with tuyo (dried salted fish). I dare you to Google image search it! As

Jan 10 2017

5 Fruit and Veggie Smoothies

Green Smoothies

5 Fruit and Veggie Smoothies: A refreshing and energizing smoothie for each day of the work week!  In the distant future, let’s say the year 3020, I would assume food would be consumed differently. Everything would revolve around efficiency. Instead of “real food”, we’d all be eating pills, powders, and shakes of sorts. Turkey and stuffing

Jan 05 2017

Rum Raisin Cinnamon Twisted Rolls

Rum Raisin Cinnamon Twisted Rolls

Rum Raisin Cinnamon Twisted Rolls: yeasted dough filled with rum soaked raisins and buttery cinnamon sugar. It may not be the healthiest of breakfast foods, but cinnamon rolls (of any kind) are among my favorite ways to start the day. I simply cannot resist the intoxicating aroma of buttery cinnamon sugar baked into bread. This rum raisin

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